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I have a love/hate relationship with Spring. I love it because the days are warmer which means getting back outside with my kids, porch swings, sweet tea, sunny days, etc. I hate it because I have the worst allergies. I never had an issue with them until about three years ago. They have been horrible ever since. I’ve always heard that you can’t live in the south forever without developing allergies at some point. I guess there is a lot of truth to that. I’ve been reading a lot about them and one of the tips I see repeated over and over (aside from staying indoors, which is not an option for me) is to change your clothes, wash them and wash your body as soon as you go inside to rid yourself of all the pollen.
Between playing in the dirt, getting messy in the kitchen, and all of the pollen, I do a lot of laundry. Since having my youngest daughter, I have had to do at least a load nearly every day. It’s just a reminder of how much fun we have! After all, they are only little once so why not let kids be kids? I recently received the brand new all® Fresh Clean Essentials™ laundry detergent from Amazon.com and it has been wonderful! It is sulfate free and preserves the color of clothes while giving them a deep and powerful clean without the harshness.
Spring means springtime activities with the kiddos and we have already been outside every day for the last few weeks now thanks to unseasonably warm weather this March. Here are a few of our favorite activities!
Playing on our Water Table
Playing Ball: Soccer, Basketball, golf, etc.
Feeding the Ducks
Visiting a Farm
Some of our favorite sensory bins are filled with dry beans and dry rice. I like to hide little toys throughout the bin for the kids to dig around in to find! If you’re in the mood to get really messy, try jello, play dough, dirt, sand, etc.
How to Create a Sensory Bin:
Grab a plastic box or bin
Fill it with dry beans or rice
Hide toys of different shapes, sizes and textures throughout so your toddler can feel around for them.
What springtime activities do you enjoy as a family? Have you tried the new sulfate-free all® Fresh Clean Essentials™ detergent?
Robin Rue says
Sidewalk chalk was a big deal in my house when my kids were liittle. It’s great fun for kids of all ages.
Logan Cantrell says
Chalk never gets old and my son LOVES it! 🙂
Karen Yannacio Morse says
What cute and (simple) ideas to do. I LOVE that they are simple. The picking wildflowers or drawing with chalk are THE best, in my opinion. I still love to blow bubbles (guilty) so I think that your ideas are fab!
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Logan Cantrell says
haha Blowing bubbles may never get old! Thanks, Karen!
Heather Lawrence says
We have already dug out the sidewalk chalk and the bikes! Now we just have to find the bubbles are where we put the “good kites”. Spring came early in our neck of the woods. Spring is one of my favourite seasons.
I loved playing with sidewalk chalk as a kid! MY sister and I would create these crazy hopscotch paths that were nearly impossible to navigate and then challenge the other to do it. This post brought back so many memories!
Great activity ideas! We dont have kids, but this reminds me that I should figure out some things to do with the pup to get her outside when the weathers nice. Rain for the next three days here!
Rachel Zampanti Langer says
I miss the toddler years, they went by so fast I hardly remember them. It looks like you have fun-filled days!
We love doing sidewalk chalk and I’m actually thinking about doing some tie dye next week with my three-year-old – that will be interesting!
Amanda Love says
As soon as the weather warms up here my daughter love getting out the bubbles. It’s more for the summer but I guess you can use it in the Spring. I love ALL but we use the Free/Clear detergent.
Blythe A. says
Playing with sidewalk chalk is so much fun, and you don’t really have to clean it up. I haven’t tried the new ALL, but I like that it is free of sulfates.
Sarah Hamlin says
Dry beans is such a great fun activity that most toddlers would love. Mine always did and I used it as our dinner busy bucket so I could make dinner.
Debra Hawkins says
All is my favorite laundry detergent! I use it for all the crazy messes that my kiddos get into!
This is great! I’ve been looking for some fun activities now that the weather has gotten better!
What a great sensory activity for toddlers…. its crazy how little ones play in them over and over, day in and day out! (thank heavens, which means I have time to make dinner!)